Cobra Golf is the latest company to join the adjustable-clubface craze with the launch of the new ZL driver. ZL stands for Zero Limits, and with its multi-material construction and Adjustable Flight Technology Cobra believes it has created the longest-hitting driver in its 36-year history.
The ZL features an adjustable hosel which allows you to set the clubface to one of three positions – Open (O) for someone who fights a hook, Neutral (N) for your straight hitter, or Closed (C) for those who struggle with a slice. To create your desired ball flight, all you do is loosen the hosel screw on the sole of the clubhead, rotate the shaft to the preferred face setting (in line with the silver AFT logo), insert the shaft back into the clubhead, and tighten until you hear a click sound.
For those of you who need additional help hitting a draw, the ZL also comes with a swingweight screw on the rear sole of the club. This extra weight positions the center of gravity closer to the heel, making it easier to turn the face over and square the club.
The clubhead is constructed of several different materials (a lightweight, carbon fiber crown and sole plate are integrated into a titanium body and face) to maximize launch, ball speed and distance, and deliver superior sound off the face. Cobra’s patented Milled Rhombus laser-welded face insert also helps to promote faster ball speeds on off-center hits.
Several Cobra PGA staff players, including Geoff Ogilvy and J.B. Holmes, have already put the ZL in play. The ZL carries a suggested retail price of $425 and will start shipping on Nov. 1. It’s available in lofts of 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 degrees, and comes standard with a 46-inch Aldila VooDoo graphite shaft.